Media Messages

A newsletter for LMES teachers, parents, & students

February 2016

Kiddle Search Engine for Kids

Kiddle is a new search engine just for kids! The results can be displayed as Web, Images, News, or Videos. They are hand-picked by the editors or selected by Google safe-search, meaning the content is better targeted to students' reading levels and content needed for the classroom. For a comprehensive review of Kiddle, see the blog post by D5 DIS Karen Ogen.

Author Visit on February 9th!

Barb Rosenstock is the author of narrative nonfiction and historical fiction picture books for children. Get to know people from the past such as Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, naturalist John Muir, baseball great Joe DiMaggio, the artist Kandinsky, and racing legend Louise Smith. We can't wait to meet Mrs. Rosenstock and learn how she gets inspired to write her books!

12:30-1:05: Presentation for Grades K, 1

1:20-2:10: Presentation for Grades 2, 3, 4

Columbia Fireflies Reading Program

This fun reading program combines books and baseball! Students who read 4 books between February 11 - March 11 can earn:
  • A free ticket to a Fireflies baseball game on Sunday, May 15th at 2:05 pm.
  • Free hot dog & drink
  • A surprise grand prize and the chance to run the bases!

Materials will be sent home with students at the start of the reading program. Ticket order forms will be distributed to qualifying students when the program ends. Parents/guardians are responsible for mailing in their child's order form to the Columbia Fireflies by March 28 in order to reserve tickets. The May 15th game will be held at Spirit Communications Park, the home ballpark for the Columbia Fireflies who are the Class-A affiliate of the New York Mets. For more information, visit COLUMBIAFIREFLIES.COM.

American Library Association Announces Award Winners

LMES News Team Visits WLTX 19

LMES News Team members got the opportunity to learn from the professionals. Students received a personal tour of the production floor, control room, and observed a taping of a live broadcast! They even had Q&A with general manager, Rich O'Dell, anchor, Darci Strickland, meterologist, Efren Afante, as well as producers and operators. Students learned the preparation, reading and writing skills, and teamwork that goes into producing a television new show. They will carry these skills back to their jobs in delivering the school news which is watched by their peers and teachers every Thursday morning.
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Becoming a Digital Citizen

Each month you will find resources on digital citizenship topics for elementary students. This month we are focusing on DIGITAL ETIQUETTE. Digital etiquette or "netiquette" refers to treating people with courtesy and respect online as in real life.
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Mrs. Matney

Mrs. Matney earned her Masters+30 in Library & Information Science and has been the media specialist at LMES for the past 5 years. She loves reading, research, and technology. Her favorite authors and illustrators include Peter Brown, Mo Willems, Meghan McCarthy, Amy Rosenthal, Jon Scieszka, Gary Schmidt, and many more!

Our Mission

The mission of the LMES Library Media Program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information and to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information, and productive users of technology.